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Android Build a Simple Android App Basic Android Programming Initializing a Button

I don't get it.

I don't understand my mistake. Give me the answer and then please explain what I did. Thanks, Aditya

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class FunFactsActivity extends Activity {

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        // Declare our View variables and assign them the Views from the layout file
        mTextView factLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.factTextView);
        mNewFactButton showFactButton = (NewFactButton) findViewById(R.id.NewFactButton);

1 Answer

Samuel Moisan
Samuel Moisan
11,953 Points

Hi Aditya, The correct is this:

// Declare our View variables and assign them the Views from the layout file
TextView factLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.factTextView);
Button showFactButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.NewFactButton);

Explanation: showFactButton is a Button. If you want, you can declare it like this:

Button showFactButton;

After, to assign is ID you need to use findViewByID(), but this method take a view as parameter and you have a button. To solve this, you need to cast the view as a button like this:

showFactButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.NewFactButton);

I hope this can help you!

Thanks! :)